I'd like to say it took courage to leave the corporate world a year ago and move full force on to the uncharted waters of being an "artist". However, it truly wasn't courage - it was fully accepting myself for my own personal oddness. (Yes, "oddness" is a word, I just looked it up!)
Now a year and 3 days later I can add "exhibitor" to my list of accomplishments.
To date I have learned the following:
- You can never have enough paint
- Paint brushes are not “forever”
- Water is your friend
- An artist/painter can count on ruining their clothes; even if they are “careful”
- There is no such thing as “good light”
- Framing is easy if you aren’t afraid of drills
- DSLRs take amazing photos, but cheaper may have been easier
- Photoshop is your friend
- Rabbit depth is a thing
- Love the coated frame wire
- Carry your portfolio book to any event in which other artists or art lovers may attend
- Don’t be afraid to walk into a gallery and show them what you have accomplished
My first exhibit is coming up on August 26th 2017 at an amazing Tattoo / Gallery in downtown Vancouver, Washington called “The Dark Star Tattoo”. If you are reading this, and local, stop on by and say hello!